CentraCare Health – Clara’s House

CentraCare Health – Clara’s House


CentraCare Health is private nonprofit, which make up about 44 percent of all treatment facilities in Minnesota, and it operates Clara’s House in St. Cloud Minn. It is one of the 42 (11.4 percent) of Minnesota facilities that provides partial hospitalization programs. It offers services to children and teens between 5 and 18 who are struggling with mental health or substance abuse.


According to CentraCare Health’s website, it provides intensive, collaborative, therapeutic services for teens, children, and their families. Programming includes referral needs, assessments, and therapy plans.

During their time in PHP, typically two to four weeks in length, children and teens participate in a variety of therapy groups focused on skill-building, art, and recreation. They’ll also meet weekly with their assigned therapist and be joined by parents and siblings for family therapy. For two hours each day, children and teens follow a traditional school curriculum coordinated by the St. Cloud Public School system.

The treatment team provides parents the tools needed to be successful when trying to meet the needs of their children. Ultimately, the home-like environment aims to help youth discover their own sense of self-worth and strength.


CentraCare Health’s website notes the treatment team includes more than a dozen child and adolescent psychiatrists and master’s level social workers.


Established in 2004, the program serves approximately 500 children and teens each year at its nearly 25,000 square foot building featuring classrooms, gym, garden, playground, and more.

CentraCare Health also operates a 25-bed residential facility for teens in a property adjacent to Clara’s House.


Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients. However, the five people to leave Google Reviews for Clara’s House to date gave an average of 3.8 out of five stars and mixed feedback. While one reviewer praised the staff, another noted they had problems with a therapist. [1]

To date, the 186 people to leave a review on CentraCare Health’s Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 3.8 out of five stars. However, it’s important to note the reviews are for all of CentraCare Health, not just Clara’s House. [2]


The loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date provided a neutral to negative reviews, and gave three out of five stars when asked if they would recommend Clara’s House. They also gave three stars for treatment effectiveness, connectivity, and family participation. While they also gave three stars for the staff’s experience, they also cited the staff as a weakness.

“Make sure to choose a program that I’d skilled in your addiction,” they wrote.


There is currently no information provided on the facility’s webpage regarding its treatment costs, though the loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave three out of five stars for its affordability.

[1] https://goo.gl/VMTY3v
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/CentraCareHealth/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Reviews about CentraCare Health – Clara’s House

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  • Accommodations & Amenities
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  • Strengths: Widr range of ages they will see. Weakness:Staff .Make sure to choose a program that I'd skilled in your addiction.